THE CRICKETERS WHO DIED IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR
LORD’S has paid a poignant tribute to the fallen heroes of the First World War.
As part of the Cricket Remembers campaign, a Tommy silhouette (left) was placed in front of the stand named after Pelham Warner, who himself served as a captain in the War Office.
The silhouettes are part of the There But Not There project, which marks the centenary of the Armistice.
County cricket was suspended between 1914 and 1919 and at least 210 cricketers served in the war. This week, three England cricket teams will also commemorate the Armistice across the world, with the men in Sri Lanka, women in the West Indies and Lions in the UAE.
Tom Harrison, ECB Chief Executive Officer, said: “Cricket Remembers highlights the contribution made by people from cricket to the nation’s war effort.
“We can only imagine the courage of those who went to fight and it is important that we commemorate their sacrifice.”